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BEST BET: The Alex Theatre presents “Peter and the Wolf” at 2 p.m.

Sunday. This is the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s second Family

Concert. Fun begins at 1 p.m. with an “instrument petting zoo” for the

kids. The Magic Circle Mime Company, pictured, will demonstrate the art


and basic techniques of mime. General admission is $7.50 and tickets are

available at the box office, 216 N. Brand Blvd. For more information,

call (213) 622-7001, ext. 215.




The Five Star Stamp Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Regency

Room at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. It’s free and two

door prizes will be given each hour. For more information, call 241-3824.

Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave. will exhibit the wonders of

Tibetan art “Mysticism Demystified: Appreciating Buddhist Art and

Meaning.” The exhibit will run through May 12. The museum is open daily

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call


204-3131, ext. 4781.

The Southern California Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation will

meet at 10 a.m. at Verdugo Hills Hospital, Council Room B, 1812 Verdugo

Blvd. Nutritionist Renee Klang will speak on “Scleroderma: It’s a

Challenge in the Kitchen Too!” For more information, call 952-1944.

The Southern California Amateur DanceSport Championships will be held

from 11 a.m. to midnight at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N.

Verdugo Road. The event will feature competitions in ballroom, Latin, and


swing categories. Bring your dancing shoes, there will be lots of

spectator dancing between events. General admission is $15. For more

information, call (310) 538-3667.

The Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., invites children 4

and older for an “Eggstra” good time from 2 to 3 p.m. There will be

stores followed by egg decorating crafts. For more information, call


Krispy Komedy Show begins at 8 p.m. at the Brand Cigar Club, 154 S.

Brand Blvd. Admission is $7 and includes Krispy Kreme donuts. For more

information, call 247-1116.

Contemporary Christian vocal artist Sandi Patty will perform at 8 p.m.

at The Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. For information and tickets, call

(800) 414-2539.

The Glendale Centre Theatre presents the musical, “Joseph and the

Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The play runs through April 13.

Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, and a 3 p.m. matinee on

Saturday. Tickets range from $15 to $19. For more information, call



Story time for children is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Saturday at

Penelope’s Cafe, Books & Gallery, 1029 Foothill Blvd. For more

information, call 790-4386.

Penelope’s Cafe, Books & Gallery, invites the community from 6:30 to 9

p.m. to meet and listen to author Michael Parrish talk about his book,

“For the People Inside the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

1850-2000.” The event at 1029 Foothill Blvd. For more information, call


“Let Freedom Ring” is a collection of new paintings by Ruth Basler

Burr in a one-woman show at the Descanso Gardens Boddy House Gallery,

1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. The exhibit will run through

April 11. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more

information, call 952-4401.


The Glendale Police Officers’ Assn. will hold its annual “Pancake

Breakfast” fund-raiser from 7 to 11 a.m. in the cafeteria at Holy Family

Church, 209 E. Lomita Ave. Glendale Police officers that run the annual

Baker to Vegas 120-mile race will cook and serve. While having breakfast,

get your car washed by The Glendale Police Explorers. A portion of the

proceeds will also benefit the Charles Lazzaretto Scholarship Fund.

Tickets are $3. For more information, call 246-9053.

The Writers & Authors Group meets at 9:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 245

N. Glendale Ave. Bring your novel, memoir, screenplay and support to meet

with others who share your passion. It’s free. For more information, call


The Brand Library Associates will present the second part of its 2002

Dance Series at 3 p.m. with the Benita Bike’s DanceArt Company at the

Brand Library Galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St. Admission is free. For more

information, call 353-5734.

The Glendale Community College Jazz Band will perform big band music

at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Tickets are $5 and

$3 for students and seniors. For more information, call 240-1000, ext.



Executive Toastmasters Breakfast Club meets from 6:50 to 8:30 a.m. at

the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. Learn to become a more

effective communicator and leader by speaking and working with peers in a

warm and supportive environment. For more information, call 508-6171 or


Glendale Community College’s Adult Community Training Center has

openings in its job-search classes from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through

Friday at 1122 E. Garfield Ave. Learn how to write a professional resume,

fill out an employment application and more. For more information, call

242-4350, ext. 5690.


Enjoy singing? The Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus meets at 9:30 a.m. at

the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave. There are no

tryouts. All ages are accepted. For more information, call 790-7379 or




Qigong (chi kung) is from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at

Nibley Park, 1103 E. Mountain Ave. The self-healing exercise is practiced

daily by people for health, longevity, creativity and mental clarity. The

charge is $5 per class. For more information, call 507-4807.

Glendale Memorial’s Cardiac Fitness Center offers big-band exercise

classes from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the second floor of

the Glendale Heart Center, 1420 S. Central Ave. The class is available to

anyone who wants to get fit to the sounds of Glenn Miller, ‘50s rock ‘n’

roll and contemporary music. The class consists of aerobic dance,

resistance band strengthening and stretching and flexibility exercise.

The fee is $24 for eight sessions or $40 for 16 sessions. The first class

is free. For more information, call 502-2303.

Glendale Community College Lifelong Learning Seminars Program is

offering a free course called “Understanding The Law.” The class will

meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sparr Heights Senior Center, 1613 Glencoe Way.

The class is designed to give seniors information about new laws,

provisions, contract law and wills. Registration takes place at the door.

For more information, call 243-5196.

A free afternoon film program is held every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the

auditorium at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. For more

information, call 548-2020.

A free seminar will be given at 6:30 p.m. on the “Perfect Food” at

Whole Foods Market, 826 Glendale Ave. Lecturer and green foods expert Ted

Horoschak will explain why nutrients from whole foods complete with live

enzymes can provide health benefits. For reservations, call 240-9350.

Glendale One Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. at Shaker’s Inn

Restaurant, 801 N. Central Ave. For more information, call (866)


The Jewel City Camera Club will meet at 8 p.m. in Carlson Hall, 130 N.

Kenwood Ave. Bill Tophan will present “River Cruise Aboard the

Mississippi Queen.”


The Crescenta Valley Chapter of Ali Lassen’s Leads Club meets at 7:15

a.m. at Higley’s Coffee Club, 714 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge.

Business people will learn how to expand their business through

networking. For more information, call 952-5657.

The Crescenta Valley Rotary Club meet from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday

at the Grand View Palace Restaurant, 2650 Foothill Blvd. For more

information, call 249-2016.

The Barbershop Quartet Singers meet at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta

Women’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave. For more information, call 249-6766.



Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers free blood-pressure

screenings 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the Emergency Department,

1509 Wilson Terrace. For more information, call 409-8100.

The Los Angeles Breakfast Club will host a buffet at 7 a.m. at 3201

Riverside Drive, Los Angeles. The club raises funds for charities in

Glendale and other areas in Los Angeles County. For more information,

call 507-6531.

“Exploring Spirituality” is a free support group for adults 50 or

older from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center,

201 E. Colorado St. For more information and reservations, call 953-4487.

The African Violet Society of Montrose will meet at 11 a.m. at

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. Learn how to

care for long-necked violets. For more information, call (323) 663-0973.

The West Glendale Gateway Kiwanis meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. The speaker will be Phil Torres.

For more information, call 507-6210.

Free income tax assistance for seniors is held on Wednesdays from

12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Montrose Library, 2465 Honolulu Ave. This is

sponsored by the American Assn. of Retired Persons. For more information,

call 548-2048.

The film “Avenue of the Americas” will be shown at 7 p.m. as part of a

free film festival at Glendale Community College. The festival is

sponsored by the Assn. of Latin American Students (ALAS) and the Ethnic

Studies Department. Films will be shown every Wednesday through May 1 in

the J.W. Smith Student Center, Room 212, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. For more

information, call 240-1000, ext. 5470.

“Windy Day” stories for children 6 and older will be told from 3:30 to

4:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E.

Harvard St. For more information, call 548-2035.

The Verdugo Sierra Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room

at the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. A member of VOICE

will speak about Oakmont. For more information, call (323) 259-8729.


The Crescenta Valley Chapter of Business Networking International

meets at 7 a.m. at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey

Drive. For more information, call 352-8833.



The Glendale Certified Farmers’ Market is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

on Brand Boulevard between Broadway and Wilson Avenue. Farmers arrive

with fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey and more.

The Rotary Club of Glendale meets at noon every Thursday at the

Brandview Collection Restaurant, 109 E. Harvard St. The speaker will be

Paul Brand, executive director of Glendale Healthy Kids. For more

information, call 790-6643.

“You Can Get There From Here: A Roadmap for Success”, with Emmy

award-winning television journaist and author Yolanda Nava, will be at 1

p.m. in Krieder Hall at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road.

A reception and book signing will follow the free lecture. For more

information, call 240-1000.

A support group for depression and manic depression or bipolar

disorder meets from 6 to 8 p.m. in Psychiatric Unit 1 at Glendale

Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace. For more information, call

(323) 662-5564.

A free TD Waterhouse seminar called “Are You Ready For Retirement?”

will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at 400 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 120. For

reservations, call (800) 934-4448, ext. 81727.

Wear your pajamas and slippers for storytime at 7 p.m. at Barnes &

Noble Booksellers, 245 N. Glendale Ave. For more information, call


The Sierra Singles Group will meet at 7 p.m. in the Grande Room at the

Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. The speaker will be Dr. Ken

Murray on “Summer and Winter Hiking Techniques.” For more information,

call 769-1521.



The Glendale Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. at the Hilton Glendale,

100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. A buffet breakfast will be served. For more

information, call 500-0303, ext. 29.

Glendale Memorial’s 50-Plus Department will hold a free seminar, “Is

It Alzheimers?”, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at 1420 S. Central Ave. Memory

loss, confusion and disorientation: Is this the beginning of Alzheimer’s

Disease or symptoms of a natural again process? Reservations are

required, and can be made by calling 502-2396.

Tai chi classes will be at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium at Glendale

Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive. Tai chi helps

relieve stress. The class is $4 per session. To register, call 409-8057.

The Kiwanis Club of Glendale will meet at noon at the Elks Lodge, 120

E. Colorado St. For more information call, 242-1231.

Calling all artists! The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce is

accepting entries in oil, watercolor, acrylic, drawing, print, mixed

media and more for the annual Juried Art Exhibit. The deadline is March

30. For more information, call 249-7171.

The Glendale Adult Recreation Club holds ballroom dancing from 1:30 to

4 p.m. at 201 E. Colorado St. The club also provides trips, classes and

bingo. For more information, call 241-6140.

“Big Bunny’s Spring Fling” begins at the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo

Drive, Los Angeles, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Sunday. Children

can have their face painted, make bunny ears, plant carrots and more.

Admission is $8.25 and $3.25 for children 2-12. For more information,

call (323) 644-6400.



The Glendale Central Library invites children 4 and older from 2 to 4

p.m. for stories and crafts, in the Children’s Room, 222 E. Harvard St.

For more information, call 548-2035.


Descanso Gardens will hold an Easter egg hunt and brunch. The brunch

is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Van de Kamp Hall, 1418 Descanso Drive. The

Easter Egg hunt is scheduled every 45 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Tickets are $3. General admission is $5, and $3 for seniors. For more

information, call 952-4401.

To list an event, send complete information, including any available

photos, to Around Town, c/o News-Press, P.O. Box 991, Glendale, CA 91209,

or fax to 241-1975, or by phone at 637-3205.